Assembly. Gender re-assigned. 2013-2014.
Pearl and glitter embroidery on hard material. Mannequin, porcelain and glass.
Size: 1200mm x 500mm x 350mm
Participated Shape Open -exhibition, UK.
Short Film about making the piece. 2013. 2:48 min. Subtitles: English & Finnish.
It is a common misconception that all people wish for healthy children. Usually, non-disabled parents are very concerned about foetal health. From a disabled parent’s point-of-view, the recurrence of one’s own characteristics in the offspring is not a tragedy – it may even feel familiar and safe. After all, the biological purpose of reproduction is to transfer and copy the genome of two individuals to the next generations and to bring forth offspring that resembles their ancestors.